Pancakes became a tradition from England on “Shrove Tuesday” (now known as Fat Tuesday) in order to use up dairy products forbidden during the Lent season. Legend has it (since 1445) that a local woman was so late for church, she forgot to put down her frying pan and ran all the way to church carrying her pancake in it. Pancake races continue today and the official costume of competitors are aprons and kerchiefs. Crestview residents did not race, but tried to flip their pancakes the highest. Pictured is resident Dale Hillyer attempting the challenge.